How has critical readings enhanced or broadened your understanding of the text?
The play King Lear is a good example of how critical readings achieve this as it has welcomed different types of readings influenced by social, cultural and historical contexts from which it arose. Of these readings, two in particular Aristotelian Tragedy and Marxism are best in demonstrating this.
Aristotelian Tragedy originated from a Greek "model of tragedy" invented by the man Aristotle (384-322BC) which manifested his view on Aristotelian Tragedy in his famous poetics chapters 6 to 9. This particular reading consisted arousing the specific emotions of pity and fear termed catharsis,…
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